Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday Round Up

m&s crack out the mince pies - late night lab snuggles - new read
no more weevils in MY flour - our building site - when in doubt, have both
actual snow this week! - a block of wood, the poor mans ice scraper - a green fire for halloween week


I finished work at 8pm last night and I don't have to go back until the 19th November! It's going to be the longest time I've ever had off work and I just know that going back will be the worst Monday morning ever. Ugh.

But I don't need to think about that just yet. I've got stuff to do. Essential maintenance stuff like getting my eyes tested, getting my teeth checked and cleaned, getting a flu jab and finding a new hairdresser. Relaxing stuff like reading, baking, blogging and walking the dogs. Fun stuff like taking Matt on a mini break, having a day in York, a day shopping with my sister ... I'm going to be just as busy as I am at work! I started my holiday this morning the way I mean to go on - reading my new book in bed with a cup of tea. There'll be lots of that in the coming fortnight, I feel

I need to start planning Christmas whilst I'm off work too. Buying cards, planning gifts, picking decorations. I'm trying not to get excited too early but I can't help it. I bought Michael Buble's Christmas album yesterday!

I'm also going to commit to learning how to use my camera properly. I've been meaning to do it since I got it but I'm too impatient. And I've got lots of work to do at the new house. I ordered my Aga this week so I need to make a beautiful new kitchen for it to live in. The bathrooms are now tiled and the extension walls are built up to head height, it's all slowly coming together

This weekend holds cooking and baking as we have friends coming over for dinner tomorrow night - that means a takeaway tonight in my eyes. Then painting at the house on Sunday and our usual cosy Sunday night in front of the fire with the dogs, winter TV, a roast dinner and candles burning. It's the best part of the week

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Sounds like youre going to have a very busy time! But i love weeks like there where you are doing things for yourself :) have fun xx

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    1. It's nice to do things you WANT to do rather than things you HAVE to do! xx

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  2. Oh wow, nearly three weeks off work! That sounds absolutely perfect. Make sure you make lots of time for relaxing amidst all those errands and to-do's! I am very excited about Christmas already, and I LOVE the Michael Buble Christmas album, I was just thinking this morning that it's about time that came out! Can't wait to see photos of the Aga! xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

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    1. I think there will be LOTS of photos of the Aga! xx

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  3. I like the idea of having a cup of tea whilst reading in bed, I might to that all day sunday ;)

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    1. I never get chance to do it usually, I always need to be up and doing something. It's such a treat! xx

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  4. Will be interested to hear how you find Judy Finnigans book - I'm in two minds about reading that, but am definitely with you on the Winter Berry Brownie ice-cream, it is GERT LUSH!!! Enjoy your holiday - even if it's a busy one :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm only 100 pages in but I'm enjoying it so far xx

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  5. Soo jealous! Sounds like time off well spent :) xxx

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  6. Hope you have a wonderful time off work!! Amazing how time off can turn into life admin! Fitting in all the appointments and chores! :-)

    Jem xXx

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  7. I love this post :) reading in bed with a cup of tea sounds ideal,I wish I had started my morning that way.. i instead started mine by going to work haha.

    Enjoy our time off! x

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    1. Thanks! I was so jealous when you had your time off before you started your new job, when you did loads of shopping and the Harry Potter tour! xx

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  8. Have a great time off work. Plus exciting news about the Aga!!! X

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    1. Is it wrong that I'm more excited about the Aga than the whole of the rest of the house put together?? xx

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  9. Hope you have a lovely time off- there is nothing better than knowing you don't have to go back to work for a couple of weeks!
    x

    Katie- www.totallytates.com

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  10. I wish I lived somewhere where it snowed!! An that ice cream looks so delicious!! :) I hope you have a lovely break!

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    1. It was delicious, Matt said it was better than Phish Food - quite the accolade! xx

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  11. Where are you going for your mini break?! I am trying to find somewhere to go with the hubby for a few days but can't decide where! xx

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    1. I think we're going to Edinburgh, I'm finding it tough to decide too! xx

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    2. Yes, i think we're going there too! To say at the Chester Residence or Tigerlily??!

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    3. I'd been looking at The Witchery but it was so gorgeous (and expensive) we'd never have left the room. Thanks for your comment - I've just booked Tigerlily! xx

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  12. woah ben and jerrys and tea! Thats an interesting combo, bet your mouth didn't know what hit it!! xx

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    1. I drank the tea while the ice cream softened up a bit - it worked out pretty well! xx

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  13. I thought there was foam on the car then not ice! Wowza its too cold too quickly. xxx

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    1. Nope it was real snow! Just a little bit but enough to make me feel Christmassy xx

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  14. Your pictures are so pretty and cute! I love everything vintage looking or anything christmassy and your pictures just have a chritmassy vintage feel to them! I proberbbly sound really stupid, but never mind! I love your posts and pictures soo much! :') lots of love and kisses, Meg xox <3

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  15. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Enjoy your time off - I'm very jealous! x

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  16. Thanks a lot rachael! Now i have to go buy some mince pies!! :p

    Ashleigh
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    http://bramblesblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Oooh do Kilner jars really stop the weevils? I might get some in that case. I'm really enjoying the little bit of snow, how exciting! Finding a new hairdresser is the worst, I still travel home for mine (lame). I'm also going to vom in jealousy at your Aga. xxxx

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    1. As long as there are no weevils when you put the flour in! I lost seven bags of flour to weevils a couple of weeks ago, they must have been in one bag and spread. Vom all you like but NOT NEAR MY AGA!! xx

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